Prince Edward County Syrian Refugee Fund

08 September, 2015 Syria
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Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, 11 million Syrians have been displaced, or about half of the entire country. Four million of them have fled across Syria’s borders, and 75% are women and children.

Canada banned Italian immigration in 1929, Jewish immigration in 1933. Neither group was admitted again for the next 15 years. The painful memory of that failure prompted us to accept Hungarian refugees in the 1950s and 50,000 Vietnamese refugees in 1979.

It is possible to resettle large numbers of people in this country.

It is possible to resettle large numbers of people in this country.

So far Canada has managed to admit around 25,000 people from Syria and will accept many more. The government will sponsor 40 for every 60 privately sponsored.

There are two ways to donate.  First – you can receive a tax deductible receipt by sending a cheque to PEC Syria (please put in the subject line, “Carlyn Moulton & Kathleen Powderley”) at Box 118 Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0. 100% of your gift will go to support refugee families from Syria being sponsored by the Prince Edward County community group.

Second, you can donate through the PEC Syria Scotia Bank account at any Bank of Nova Scotia, The transit number is 6082 and the account number is 20008613.  No tax receipts are issued for donations to the Scotia Bank account.

PEC Syria is sponsoring a Syrian Refugee family through the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge. We will be providing resettlement training and support through Ryerson University and their students will participate in experiential learning opportunities with PEC Syria.  Be sure to direct your donation to the “PEC Syria” team when donating.

 

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